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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

UAE servicemen receive medals for bravery at Al Ain barza

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed greet troops who served with distinction in Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, awarded servicemen with the Bravery Medal at the Al Maqam Palace in Al Ain.

The servicemen were recognised for their conduct during Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed saluted the soldiers "who created heroic and honourable legacies for themselves and their country, and reflect the noble values of dedication and bravery that are present in the UAE’s sons".

The leaders, in the presence of Lt Gen Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, presented the Bravery Medal to Maj Abdullah Salem Rashid Al Yamahi, Capt Ahmed Mohammed Saeed Al Baloushi, Candidate Hassan Rashid Saeed Hamdoun Al Naqbi, WO1 Ali Faraj Abdullah Jaber, WO Ahmed Ismail Saeed Al Matroushi, Sgt Maj Khaled Obaid Mohammed Al Tunaiji and Sgt Obaid Khamis Khalfan Al Zahmi.

Also at the Al Ain barza, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed held a meeting with Nasser Bourita, Morocco's minister of foreign affairs, and Mohammed Boussaid, Morocco's minister of economy and finance.

The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince received a note from Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, on the UAE and Morocco's fraternal relations and ways to enhance them.

The Vice President and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed also received a delegation from Strata Manufacturing at Qasr Al Maqam.

The UAE leaders were briefed about the latest activities of Strata, the Emirati company specialising in composite aero-structures manufacturing, Wam reported. The company was recently awarded the Nadcap accreditation after completing an audit to evaluate compliance with international aerospace standards.

Last November, the company completed the delivery of its first set of A350-900 inboard flaps to Airbus.